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Agricultural Act Passes Senate, Moves onto President

On Oct. 8, 2009, the United States Senate passed the final version of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (H.R.2997). The House of Representatives approved the bill the Read More

Alltech On The Road Tour Visits Five States to Promote the 2010 WEG

Alltech, a global leader in animal health and nutrition, is pounding the pavement this fall with a series of lectures promoting the swiftly approaching Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. The 2009 Alltech On The Road tour featuring Dr. Pearse Read More

Retired Racehorse Training Symposium a Success

The Retired Racehorse Training Symposium at Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville, Md., featured 13 horses at various stages of post-race training. Steuart Pittman, a Maryland horse trainer who conceived of and conducted the event, focused Read More

Markel Acquires Agri-Risk Services Inc.

According to NU Online News Service, Markel Insurance Company has announced the acquisition of Agri-Risk Services Inc., an equine retail specialty agency in Overland Park, Kan. The announcement noted that financial terms were not Read More

EU Grants Authorization for Use of Yeast Additive in Horses

Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech announced yesterday that its Yea-Sacc1026, a live yeast culture based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026, has been granted full European Union (EU) authorization as a feed Read More

Reward Offered for Information on Oregon Horse Poisoning

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for killing four horses in Lake County, Ore.

Between Sept Read More

Water Bucket Cozy from Wild Angel Cozy Company

The Waterbucket Cozy has removable insulation for your standard 5-gallon water bucket and heated bucket. The Cozy provides easy, effective insulation of your horse's water supply by wrapping around the bucket and securing with a Velcro closure, Read More

Pat Parelli Named Humane Society Horseman of the Year

Pat Parelli has received the Humane Horseman of the Year Award presented by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The award recognizes Parelli for his work with the HSUS through a program centered on the trainability and adoptability o Read More

UK Horse Charity Promoting Retired Horse Adoption

The Horse Trust has launched a horse placement plan in response to demand from desperate horse owners affected by the credit crunch.

The charity has seen a large increase in enquiries from cash-strapped owners who need to rehome their horse Read More

Free Rabies Vaccines for Some Rescue Horses

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health plans to donate 7,250 doses of EquiRab rabies vaccine to the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) in honor of World Rabies Read More

Racehorse, Greyhound Adoption Fair Oct. 17

The U.S. Trotting Association and the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will team up to present an adoption fair featuring racehorses and greyhounds on Saturday, October 17. The event will be held at the Museum, at 240 Main Street in Goshen Read More

Equine Research Foundation Marks 20 Years

Fans can enjoy a racing/entertainment doubleheader at Keeneland on Friday, October 16, when the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosts a fund-raising celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of its creation, beginning approximately one Read More

Grants Awarded to Eight Kentucky Equine Groups

Eight Kentucky non-profit organizations were recently awarded grant funding totaling $60,000 by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC).

KHC grant funding of up to $10,000 per organization is awarded to 501(c)(10) non-profits for the purpose of Read More

Commentator to Retire at Old Friends

Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.

The 8-year-old gelding is currently Read More

Fecal Egg Counts Can Help Guide Deworming Choices

Worried about resistance? Concerned that your parasite control program isn't working as well as it used to? With questions like these, it can pay to incorporate fecal egg count reduction Read More

WEG 2010 Ticket and Hotel Packages Available

Discipline series ticket and accommodation packages to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are available through Active Travel Inc. Tickets for the games, which will occur in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 25 through Oct. 10, 2010, went on sale Read More

2016 Olympics: Rio de Janeiro Elected as Host City

The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the Read More

Two Febrile Horses Removed from Hoosier Park Quarantine

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary measure, both horses were removed from the grounds and shipped to a secondary quarantine facility per recommendation of the Read More

15,000 Articles Available on TheHorse.com

TheHorse.com, companion Web site to The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost horse health care magazine, Read More

Retired Racehorse Training Project to Debut in Maryland

Both the Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association are supporting a new project to train Maryland riders to work with ex-racehorses.

Maryland trainer Steuart Pittman, Jr. of Dodon Farm in Davidsonville is kicking off Read More

Equine Disease Quarterly Gets Renewed Lloyd's of London Support

Global insurer Lloyd's of London presented the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture a check for $45,000 on Sept. 22, in continuing support of Equine Disease Quarterly, an equine health research publication produced by the Department Read More

Nearly 100 Thoroughbreds Placed through Maryland Group this Year

Maryland's Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. (TPR) is a 501(c)(3) charity that was created by Thoroughbred horsemen for Thoroughbred horsemen as a way to retire former racehorses. Last year TPR placed over 150 horses. This year, they Read More

Horse Feed Donated to 'Extreme Makeover' Families

Purina has donated horse feed to two deserving families featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Episodes featuring the Hamptons of Springfield, Mo., and the Marshalls of Dallas, Texas, will air this fall on ABC.

Purina donated five tons Read More

Del Mar Receives Thoroughbred Safety Accreditation

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., has been fully accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Del Mar is the 11th Read More

National Veterinary Technician Week Coming in October

Veterinary technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers, Read More